A new book claims that the famous gunfight at the O.K. Corral may not have been quite what it seemed.
An event that lasted no more than 30 seconds made an impression that lasted over 130 years. Most people accept the story as it is most often told: a simple case of Wyatt Earp attempting to enforce a ban on firearms within Tombstone. Often overlooked were the brushes with horse theft on the part of the Earps or that the McLaurys moved to Arizona from Iowa to take advantage of the abundant grazing land. There's good and bad on both sides and at least two new books seek to even the score a bit.
"Past Boothill Graveyard and around the bend where Arizona 80 becomes Fremont Street, a larger-than-life statue of a man rises from a low sandstone pedestal."